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“Jackie & Guy, I just found out today that Joanie has passed. I called the nursing home this morning to make sure she was still there so I could go...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Sallie Otto - Combined Locks, WI

“Jackie and Guy and family. So sorry to hear about Joanie. She was a great lady and always had a smile on her face. Had a great time with her. She...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Sharri Myers

“Jackie, Guy an family. So sorry to hear about Joanie, She was a joy to be around an always made people smile She will be missed, hugs an prays to you...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Peggy Davis

“Sympathy in the loss of Joanie. How ironic, we were just looking through "stuff" of Dorothy Djupstrom's and your mom had given her a cookbook for...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Lee & Carol Djupstrom - Crandon, WI

“Our deepest sympathy to the Wanta family. Joannie was a very special lady and we will miss her. We will not be able to attend the service for...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Connie Ritchie - Appleton, WI

“Jackie, Guy and family l am so sorry for your lose. Please accept my deepest and sincere condolences. Joanie was a friend to all and she brought much...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Donna Flenz

“Joanie was a class act - a friend to all! She will be dearly missed. Keep her in your heart forever! ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Pauline Mauthe

“Guy, Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. My hope is that you will find comfort and peace through this life...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Jody Carman (Vander Hyden)

“Jackie and Guy sorry to hear about your Mom. She was so much fun when she use to join us for lunch. She has been and will be missed. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Butch Jeske

“Jackie and Guy prayers to you for a great woman. Joan was my pew partner and Ash Wednesday date for chili at church. Church hasn't been the same...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: John Ebel

“So very sorry, she was a class act, and and kind aunt. You dear cousins take care ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Mags and Mike gagas

“Jackie, Guy and family my deepest sympathy . Prayers and hugs to you all. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Karen M Seefeldt

“Jackie and Guy sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a awesome Lady. She will be missed by many. RIP Joanie ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Roberts ( Deeg )

“Jackie and Guy. Sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a awesome Lady. She will be missed by many. RIP Joanie ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Roberts ( Deeg ) - Wyandotte, OK

“Jackie and Guy and your children:My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom was always a dear friend of mine as well as many, many others. She...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Beverly Koester - Appleton, WI


Joan A. Wanta, age 81, of Appleton, passed away at Grand Horizons on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Joan was born on May 5, 1935, in Waupaca, to the late Bert and Ethel L. (Sanders) Pieper. She married Al Wanta on December 7, 1957; he preceded her in death on August 24, 1997. Joan was a well-known business owner in the Valley for over 50 years. She served on the Board of Directors of the Americanos Drum and Bugle Corps, the Flag Day Parade Committee, the Pink Ladies at Appleton Medical Center, and served as president of the Lady Elks, Post 337. Survivors include her daughter, Jackie (Bob) DeDecker-Breese; her son, Guy Wanta; her seven grandchildren, Taylor DeDecker, Jesse Breese (fiancé Nicole), Kenny Breese, Jacklyn Tessen, Travis Tessen, Cole Wanta and Ben Wanta; her three great grandchildren; and her brother, Bert (Linda) Pieper. She was preceded in death by her sister, Janet (Dick) Thompson. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at OUR SAVIOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3009 N. Meade Street, Appleton, with Rev. Debra "Dee" Sim officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Southern Care Hospice and Grand Horizons for their loving care. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com